The work of individuals, teams and organisations to improve the lives of people with a disability will be recognised by the sixth annual Victorian Disability Awards.
Minister for Housing, Disability and Ageing Martin Foley today encouraged people to nominate for the awards, which celebrate achievements in advocacy, support and leadership.
This year there are seven categories, with a strong focus on empowerment and inclusion of people with a disability. Nominations are open from 1 February to 24 March, with an awards ceremony planned for mid-year.
Previous winners have included sports organisations, businesses, disability support organisations and individuals.
The awards are a joint initiative between National Disability Services and Victoria’s Department of Health and Human Services.
Quotes attributable to Minister for Housing, Disability and Ageing Martin Foley
“The Andrews Labor Government is working to ensure every Victorian, regardless of ability, can share in the life of their community.”
“These awards recognise the highest standards for quality care and support for people with disability. This year the awards come as Victoria begins rolling out the National Disability Insurance Scheme, which will transform the lives of 100,000 Victorians with disability and their families.”
Reviewed 19 August 2020